The Three Ravens

Two ole duffers landed at a forgotten church-yard; to set-up tea things upon a big level tombstone — out touring for Sunday afternoon when late flowers still bloomed, grass grew everywhere and leaves above seen as green and full… “Bring out the stove, the pan and two cups; it’s all there in the back-seats, from […]

US army draft — Nov/Dec 1969

It started out as a fine day on the coast of a small town in California: summoned to appear by late morning, to explain myself, before a local Appeal Board for the army draft. I went cleaned-up and shaved; but dressed informally trying to appear authentic but not proud, honest yet not afraid – “I’m […]


Rudi was under the full canopy of a big park tree for asummer’s afternoon, joined by another Yankee in KensingtonGardens. It was West London on a weekday, with a select crowd settingacross the lawns; not part of the workforce, not today. Both men were keen to talk about the Vietnam conflict: theirmilitary units, the battle […]

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